Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431927
Please add perl-Time-modules to the EPEL repos
Last modified: 2008-02-13 19:22:44 EST
There are people around that would like to see some of your Fedora
packages in Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL)  -- I for
example would like to see perl-Time-modules in EPEL, which is
needed for rt3 (Request Tracker 3), and mainly send you this mail on
behalf of the EPEL team as you didn't yet let the team know via the
Contributor Status  page if you are planning to build some or all of
your Fedora packages for EPEL.
Are you interested in maintaining your packages in EPEL? EPEL is similar
to Fedora Extras -- just that EPEL is a add-on repo for RHEL and
compatible spinoffs such as CentOS. EPEL uses the same CVS and the same
build servers as Fedora and a lot of Fedora maintainers are EPEL
maintainers as well; the main difference is just that packages in EPEL
are updated more carefully and supported for a longer timeframe. See 
and  for details. In short: EPEL tries to ship a package once and
update it to later versions only when there is a strong need to.
For branching your packages for EPEL follow the standard Fedora
procedure -- instead of FC-6 or F-7 targets just use EL-4 or EL-5 as
branch names. If you maintain several packages (> 2) you can also use a
scripted branching method (all packages from a contributor) by using the
scripted branch process.
If you are not interested in EPEL please let the EPEL contributors know
and update the information on  to avoid further mails like this --
that just takes a minute or two and would be a great help for the EPEL
team. Please note that EPEL maintainers that might want to see your
package in EPEL will likely start to maintain the package in EPEL sooner
or later and thus become co-maintainers  of your packages for EPEL.
The EPEL team appreciate your help with EPEL.
I think we should consider this a 'not-interested' and work on doing the EPEL
branch as documented.
Package Change Request
Package Name: perl-Time-modules
New Branches: EL-5
Updated Fedora CC: perl-sig,xavierb
Updated EPEL Owners: xavierb
Updated EPEL CC: perl-sig,xavierb
The Fedora maintainer is unresponsive, but I need this package to be in EPEL.
I did not found the original review bug, so I'm filing the CVS request here.
EL-5 build done.